Monday, October 12, 2015

Quick News

John Giddings, the Isle of Wight festival promoter has spoken to Music Week and said that his pal, David Bowie has retired from touring. Giddings said: "David is one of the best artists I’ve ever worked with. But every time I see him now, before I even speak to him, he goes, 'I’m not touring' and I say, 'I’m not asking'." Bowie last toured in 2014.

Speaking to the crowd at the Austin City Limits festival, Dave Grohl said that Foo Fighters have recorded five new songs and one of which is with Ben Kweller. Grohl said: "Just by chance, I bumped into an old friend that I hadn’t seen in about 16 years, right as I was recording a vocal. This motherfucker walks in — I’m like, ‘Hey, man!’ — and he starts fucking singing the most beautiful harmony to the thing I was singing. I was like, ‘Get your ass in the vocal booth right now.’ And then he said, ‘Hey, if you want, I’ll come up and sing a song with you tonight.'"

According to artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz will return with new music in 2016. He spoke to DIY and said: "That’s [due]next year. I’m working on it at the moment, and it’s going very well. I’m very excited. I don’t want to say too much about it, but I’m at that phase of experimentation. What I try not to do when I’m working in this creative period, the cooking of the mess, is go to other peoples’ exhibitions and look at other peoples’ work. I close my eyes, and don’t want to know what anyone else is doing. Doing that has kind of ruined the creative process for me in the past, and I don’t want to let that happen again."

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and his friend singer / songwriter Miles Kanes' side-project The Last Shadow Puppets seem to be recording again. Musician Owen Pallett revealed he is collaborating with the British duo on their sophomore LP. Pallett tweeted that he was working with the band in a message to fans that has already been deleted. No official confirmation has been made from Turner and Kane.

Bars of Gold, the offshoot of Bear Vs. Shark singer Marc Paffi, has confirmed via their Facebook page that the Michigan post-hardcore band are reuniting. Bear Vs. Shark have remained inactive for almost a decade and seem to be coming back thanks to this post, below:

Posted by BARS OF GOLD on Saturday, October 10, 2015